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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
York College of Pennsylvania
Jan 14, 2020
Survey 1 of 1
Gluten Intolerance, Shellfish Allergy, Other (describe below)
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
If you go to the “allergy” section they have food for either gluten free or vegan but not both. If you have multiple allergies you have to call ahead and they will prepare a meal for you. I’ve done this multiple times before but I have to wait 30 minutes after arriving to the dining hall after giving them 20-45 minutes in advance notice that I was coming.
Very small town so not a lot to choose from
Details About this Student's Food Restrictions
How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?
If you indicated celiac or gluten intolerance, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Very: React to small amounts
Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)
I carry an epi-pen. I am also allergic to apples, cantaloupe, mushrooms, and I follow a modified low fodmap diet which I am very strict about.
Details About this Student's College Dining Experience
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?
Not at all what I expected
Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?
If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
Yes, I have met with the chef multiple times
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Not enough options and safe options for people with allergies
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
I do not eat at the dining halls
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
I get 225 meals per semester
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Make sure to have a fridge and microwave in your personal dorm room
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Call to dining services and get to know them
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Bring your own food or eat before
Any other advice or comments?
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